Peter Wayner

Contributing Editor

Peter Wayner is contributing editor at InfoWorld and the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography"). His work regularly appears in InfoWorld, and he consults on software projects big and small. The second edition of his book on robot cars, "Future Ride," is out now. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

7 dark secrets of cloud costs

14 technology winners and losers, post-COVID-19

14 technology winners and losers, post-COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

13 ways Microsoft Azure beats AWS

13 ways Microsoft Azure beats AWS

From Visual Studio integration to powerful machine learning APIs, you have more than a dozen reasons to choose Azure over AWS

13 ways Google Cloud beats AWS

13 ways Google Cloud beats AWS

From Firebase to sustained use discounts, let’s count the reasons Google Cloud might be a better choice

14 ways AWS beats Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

14 ways AWS beats Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud have their advantages, but they don’t match the breadth and depth of the Amazon cloud

14 ways AWS beats Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

14 ways AWS beats Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud have their advantages, but they don’t match the breadth and depth of the Amazon cloud

17 clever APIs for every developer whim

17 clever APIs for every developer whim

Connect with these Internet APIs to add some crucial data, a helpful feature, or a user-pleasing frill to your application

17 clever APIs for every developer whim

17 clever APIs for every developer whim

Connect with these Internet APIs to add some crucial data, a helpful feature, or a user-pleasing frill to your application

Can APIs be copyrighted?

Can APIs be copyrighted?

Oracle says yes and Google says no, but who’s right? Here are seven arguments in favor of copyrighting APIs — and seven against

Can APIs be copyrighted?

Can APIs be copyrighted?

Oracle says yes and Google says no, but who’s right? Here are 7 arguments in favor of copyrighting APIs — and 7 arguments against

10 ways to improve your code after it’s ‘finished’

10 ways to improve your code after it’s ‘finished’

Just because you’ve squeezed out the bugs and delivered a working program doesn’t mean you should relax

16 ways to improve your code after it’s ‘finished’

16 ways to improve your code after it’s ‘finished’

Just because you’ve squeezed out the bugs and delivered a working program doesn’t mean you should relax

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